Story last updated at 8/12/2009 - 1:16 pm
JUNEAU - Navy Seaman Alex S. Robinson, son of Teresa A. and Lyle S. Robinson of Juneau, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training and was meritoriously promoted to his current rank at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill..
During the eight-week program, Robinson completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness. The capstone event of boot camp is called "Battle Stations." This exercise is designed to give recruits the skills and confidence they need to succeed in the fleet.
Robinson is a 2007 graduate of Juneau Douglas High School.